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New rule: Pay as you go

Jan 5, 2007
House Democrats have reinstated a rule that requires new spending to be matched by either a tax increase or cuts to something else in the federal budget. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Democrats' small business agenda

Jan 5, 2007
Leaders of the newly-seated, Democratic-led Congress say they want to help small businesses. Steve Tripoli takes a look at what that means.
Posted In: Washington

It won't be business as usual

Jan 4, 2007
Democrats took power in Congress today. Apart from Republicans, probably nobody has been dreading the day more than business interests. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes to come.
Posted In: Washington

Congress needs a nanny

Jan 4, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that, despite all their promises to clean up Washington, Democrats still value power over principle too.
Posted In: Washington

Back-door defense spending

Jan 4, 2007
The Bush Administration is skirting the normal budget process and using "emergency" supplemental spending to fund non-emergency items for the Pentagon. Jeff Tyler looks at the effects.
Posted In: Washington

Democrats' first 100 hours

Jan 4, 2007
Congress is back today and everyone's watching to see if the Democrats will keep their promises for reform over their first few days in power. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Washington

Democrats tackle ethics first

Jan 3, 2007
Congress' new majority goes into session on Thursday with ethics and lobbying reform at the top of its agenda. Hillary Wicai reports.

An invitation for corporate America

Jan 3, 2007
As newly-elected officials prepare inaugural celebrations, some businesses see an opportunity to make a big donations with fewer restrictions and less public scrutiny. Jeff Tyler reports.

Staging the battle over taxes

Jan 3, 2007
Democrats have big plans for their reign over the 110th Congress, but President Bush has other ideas — and some of the Dems' big promises might conflict with one another. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Justice Roberts wants pay raises

Jan 1, 2007
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court says salaries for federal judges are so low that the country risks a constitutional crisis.
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